Entries by Geraldine Downes

Developing Influential Leaders

Last week we celebrated the graduation of the 14 participants in the Prince Alfred College’s ‘Developing Influential Leaders Program’ for 2020. In 2020, the College offered the leadership program to staff in middle management positions and those aspiring to such roles in the future. The program offers a blend of both individual and group activities focussed on developing self and others and […]

Quickly adapting to a new normal at PAC

Author: Ross Scrymgeour, Director of Advancement. As we edge toward the final weeks of Term two, 2020, we reflect on the successful transitional changes to College life, brought forth from the global pandemic, COVID-19 and the many restrictions imposed on the College and our community. PAC Director of Advancement, Ross Scrymgeour, recently wrote about our […]

ANZAC remembrance, Captain H V Throssell V C (PAC 1896-1902).

Hugo Vivian Hope ‘Jimmy’ Throssell was born on 26 October 1884 at Northam, Western Australia, one of fourteen children born to George and Ann (nee Morrell) Throssell. He was educated at Prince Alfred College in Adelaide. Following his schooling he worked on cattle stations in the north of Western Australia until, in 1912, he and […]

The Brett Gooden Space Science Scholarship.

Photo: Dr Brett Gooden welcomes Vedant Puri to PAC Author: David Cornish, Executive Officer, Prince Alfred College Foundation. Dr Brett Gooden (1953-1960), visited the College and welcomed Year 11 student, Vedant Puri, as the inaugural recipient of the Brett Gooden Space Science Scholarship. In establishing his scholarship, Dr Gooden expressed his wish to support a […]

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing

Author: Ben Evans, Director of Teaching and Learning, Prince Alfred College. So wrote Alexander Pope, in the early Eighteenth Century, in An Essay on Criticism. In adult educational circles, having a little knowledge is infinitely more dangerous that having none at all. A pupil with a little knowledge may be able to bag a higher […]

Growing Up Online

Author: John Stewart Head of Preparatory School PAC The digital world can seem like a very foreign place to some parents. Our children may look like they are playing an innocent game with their friends online but are they safe? We cannot always be aware of who they are actually playing with but we can […]

New Director of Boarding at PAC

Zac Savage, Director of Boarding Prince Alfred College. Prince Alfred College is pleased to welcome Mr Zac Savage, as the new Director of Boarding. Zac comes to PAC having enjoyed an interesting and varied career. After completing his Bachelor of Education at the University of South Australia, Zac began his teaching career with one-year postings […]